Mar 25 by jason

Social media tips for personal injury plaintiffs

Social media can be an oversharer’s dream and a personal injury attorney’s worst nightmare. For plaintiffs currently in litigation, one ill-advised status update can have a negative impact on their settlement or verdict. Everything that’s posted on social media is considered public, and even the most well meaning remarks about a personal injury claim could…

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Mar 25 by jason

Social media tips for personal injury plaintiffs

Everything that’s posted on social media is considered public, and even the most well meaning remarks about a personal injury claim could potentially be used against a plaintiff by the defense. For this reason, we’ve assembled the following social media guidelines for personal injury plaintiffs currently involved in litigation.

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Aug 27 by Ralph L. Jacobson

The Veterans Administration problem that you haven’t heard about

Shortcomings in health care delivery at Veterans Health Administration (VA) clinics and hospitals have been much in the news for the past year. Hopefully, the widespread publicity about these problems, and the resulting Congressional attention to improving service at VA facilities throughout the country, will help to remedy these serious defects. There is a little…

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May 09 by jason

If I’m on Medicare, can they take my entire recovery?

If you’re on Medicare, they cannot take your entire recovery. If you are on Medicare there is a national formula and the most Medicare will ever take is 50% of the net to you. So, the most common example is that you have a medical bill paid by Medicare of $300,000, we only recover for…

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Nov 15 by jason

Who pays the costs of litigation?

Well, the short answer is that we do and you do. Initially our firm will advance all costs necessary to handle your case from initial investigation all the way through trial (if necessary). At the time of recovery, whether it’s through settlement or trial, then you pay us back out of the proceeds of your…

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Nov 09 by jason

Big-rig collision

$7.5 million recovered in trial for a family involved in a big-rig accident in the Central Valley.

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Nov 08 by jason

Can a lawyer settle my case without my consent?

One question that some people ask me just when they’re hiring me is, “Andy, can you settle my case without my consent?” And the answer is no. Number one, I would never do it. But number two, a lawyer is not allowed to do it. It is up to you whether or not to settle…

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Nov 01 by jason

Is there a minimum personal injury settlement?

Probably once a month I get asked, “Is there a minimum personal injury settlement amount?” And the answer is no. Theoretically. Theoretically, a person could settle their case for one dollar or fifty cents. In the real world, perhaps the question is, “If I have a very very small injury–let’s say I hurt my neck–I…

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